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JazzMaverick  
4 Sep 2008 09:52 | Quote
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So people, What are/is your favourite acoustic guitar(s)?

I have fallen in love with this amazing Luna Dragon and Luna Phoenix (twins and both compliment each other beautifully!)





Beauties!

Opinions? Different choices? Do share.
baudelaire  
4 Sep 2008 11:46 | Quote
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i play classical guitar alot, and i really, really like my yamaha nylon acoustic.
JazzMaverick  
4 Sep 2008 13:07 | Quote
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An amazing guitar! Great choice. I wish I had one.
foogered  
4 Sep 2008 14:19 | Quote
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I play a Durango B-18, which is kind of a low-end guitar (I bought mine used for about $200). I'm pretty happy with it though, because it has a very nice jazz sound and the construction is pretty solid (although it could stand to project a bit more, but it was $200).

I can't say I'm a big fan of guitars like the ones you posted JazzMaverick. Although I'm sure they sound great, I like my acoustic guitars to look like the wood they're made out of, instead a solid finish. I'll keep the inlays to the neck and headstock too :P

What do you guys think of Seagull guitars? I played a spruce one at the Guitar Center nearby and it sounded beautiful!
TheAmericanBrit  
4 Sep 2008 14:30 | Quote
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Gibson Monarch (J-250)




jcb3000  
4 Sep 2008 14:44 | Quote
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Fender Baloa, honestly one of the nicest guitars to play

http://images.craigslist.org/01010601040101161420080828bcf25921ac9da464b5009cea.jpg
JazzMaverick  
4 Sep 2008 15:11 | Quote
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I don't mind foogered, everyone has their own tastes. :)

If you want a Jazzy sounding acoustic (can not explain in sensible words how AMAZING this guitar is) Ibanez AF75 that's one I own and even my Jazz teacher couldn't let it go saying "It's so Jazz!" Probably something you had to have been there to find funny. :P




Skold, your choice in guitar looks beautiful! I'd love to play on it.

jcb3000, That's a kind of guitar I like, with the cut out (love playing those high notes) How's the playing? Wouldn't mind giving that a go either.
TheAmericanBrit  
4 Sep 2008 15:58 | Quote
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Dude, the Artcores are the shiz.
JazzMaverick  
4 Sep 2008 17:46 | Quote
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Just... wow... The AF series looks amazing... Yet another guitar I've fallen in love with! Thanks for sharing!
RelaxedDude  
4 Sep 2008 19:56 | Quote
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Wow dudes, these all look amazing

Personally though, I agree with foogered, I love my acoustic with all its dents and holes =)
GRX40  
4 Sep 2008 19:59 | Quote
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I've got a Yamaha FG730 acoustic. It's a sweet tone for being $300, but my only complaint is the one I've got has an ungodly high action. I'm going to lower it/have it lowered pretty soon though.
baudelaire  
4 Sep 2008 20:30 | Quote
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GRX40 says:
I've got a Yamaha FG730 acoustic. It's a sweet tone for being $300, but my only complaint is the one I've got has an ungodly high action. I'm going to lower it/have it lowered pretty soon though.


you can do that yourself really easily with some fine sandpaper, a hexnut, and a ruler. use trigonometry, or read up on the internet on how to adjust the truss and sand down the saddle to make it where you want it to be.
GRX40  
4 Sep 2008 20:45 | Quote
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^ Yep, that's what I intend on doing. Gonna do some research and hopefully I can do it myself. If may talk to my guitar teacher about it first, to see if he has tips., but chances are I'll just go ahead and do it myself.
baudelaire  
4 Sep 2008 21:05 | Quote
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only thing i gotta warn you about... keep the saddle FLAT when you sand it down. really be careful about that part.
telecrater  
4 Sep 2008 21:36 | Quote
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This is not a pic of my guitar but my is similar. It'a a Poo man's martin (sigma) it has rosewood back and sides. The tone is amazing.




I like the ibanez archtop. I think someday i may look at one of those closer or mabye a gretch but for now my epiphone dot does well.




The dot is going throuh a over hall in a few months :)
GRX40  
4 Sep 2008 21:54 | Quote
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Telecrater, do you mean this Gretsch?:



JustJeff  
4 Sep 2008 22:16 | Quote
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Larrivee Acoustics are the way to go!
telecrater  
5 Sep 2008 06:44 | Quote
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GRX40 says:
Telecrater, do you mean this Gretsch?


Hell Yeah but i would go with the sunburst finish




JazzMaverick  
5 Sep 2008 07:39 | Quote
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I love that guitar, just not the wah-bar. It's just so... flat. I prefer the thin rounded ones. I like sunburst, but I would have to say that GRX40's choice in colour is awesome.

Telecrater, your epiphone looks really nice. I'd love to give that a go.

Baudelaire and GRX40, since you both talk about fixing the action yourself... would you say that getting it professionally done is a rip off? Or do you just DIY for the sake of saving money?

I'm fairly luck, that all I need to do is tighten or losen the screw and that's that.
keniemn  
5 Sep 2008 07:50 | Quote
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this thread is kinda like surfin porn
JazzMaverick  
5 Sep 2008 07:57 | Quote
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It's healthy and fun with less pop ups :D
keniemn  
5 Sep 2008 07:59 | Quote
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pop-ups or pops-up
foogered  
5 Sep 2008 08:36 | Quote
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I had an opportunity to play that orange Gretsch when I was shopping for hollow-bodies, and I must say that if you're looking for a guitar in that price range, I'd opt to get an Ibanez Artcore instead. I just wasn't to impressed by the way it sounded and felt. I also don't like how they placed the knobs :D I understand that they're supposed to be in more convenient places, but convenient to me is the place that every other guitar-maker puts their knobs :P
JazzMaverick  
5 Sep 2008 10:27 | Quote
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hahaha. I'll take your advice foogered. Covenient is the way to go. I'm not actually looking to buy one at the moment, just wanted to see what everyone was interested in, also widen my opinion on makes and series so that when I actually want to buy one I'll try a bunch out, see which one I'm most passionate about.
TheAmericanBrit  
5 Sep 2008 13:33 | Quote
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Dude, Bigbsy's are awesome!
JazzMaverick  
5 Sep 2008 15:43 | Quote
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Haha you're full of awesome knowledge. There's a Bigbsy selling on ebay which I happened to see before you posted that. odd choice in colour though.

Still though, the wah-bar is the only thing I don't really like about it. But then again, that's what makes it unique.
GRX40  
5 Sep 2008 16:06 | Quote
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JazzMaverick says:
Baudelaire and GRX40, since you both talk about fixing the action yourself... would you say that getting it professionally done is a rip off? Or do you just DIY for the sake of saving money?


From what I've heard, it's not really that hard, but a store would charge you for labor (probably overcharge you). So I would do it to save money, plus use it as a learning experience.
TheAmericanBrit  
5 Sep 2008 16:17 | Quote
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I absolutely love Bigsby's.

When I get my new guitar (Tele, or Epi Dot), I'm gonna get one installed.

Crunch  
5 Sep 2008 18:40 | Quote
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I would probably have to choose between a Martin or Taylor, even though they're ungodly expensive.
BodomBeachTerror  
5 Sep 2008 18:42 | Quote
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ive heard Ovations are good, i use a Walden =p
Crunch  
5 Sep 2008 19:41 | Quote
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My sister has an Ovation Celebrity. I've played it a little, and from what I can tell, it's a pretty nice guitar. I can't really comment on value since I don't know how much it cost.
keniemn  
6 Sep 2008 10:13 | Quote
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all i have for acoustic is a slightly beat(couple scratches) lottus
any of those posted would make my shit stiff if you know what ime sayin
JazzMaverick  
7 Sep 2008 10:23 | Quote
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GRX40 says:
plus use it as a learning experience.


Yeah, that's actually a good idea! I'll talk to you about that if I need to do that. That'd actually be some fun experience.


By the way to everyone, This topic can also include Bass or whatever funky instrument you find interesting.

I'm tempted to spam this amazing harp guitar.

Introducing

Lark in the Morning Harp Guitar




:D :D :D :D :D
EMB5490  
7 Sep 2008 10:40 | Quote
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siiiiiiiiiick
Heather  
7 Sep 2008 13:58 | Quote
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http://www.gibson.com/player/feb03/images/ag3.jpg


Mines similar to this guitar, a Gibson Baldwin 3/4. I love it as it's a lot like the well mentioned YAMAHA with the sound and style, only not full sized, I'm just plain crap with those! (I don't like a sqished chest)Mines just that colour (and I'm not the man holding this one! Promise, that's not me!)
Heather  
7 Sep 2008 14:02 | Quote
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keniemn says:
this thread is kinda like surfin porn
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BAD baby!
JazzMaverick  
7 Sep 2008 15:54 | Quote
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Friendly lookin' guy there.

Nice looking guitar Heather. Do you have a favourite/ Dream guitar you want?

EMB, damn right. haha. It's AMAZING to play on. Shame they're about 4000. I could go to Uni with that money! :D
keniemn  
7 Sep 2008 16:26 | Quote
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ime not a bad baby

ok i am
JazzMaverick  
7 Sep 2008 16:29 | Quote
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hahaha. And proud of it. Keniemn, have you posted a picture of yourself on that other topic?
jcb3000  
7 Sep 2008 16:36 | Quote
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jazz thats a really cool guitar/harp hybrid. and i have always wanted one of these:


the gretch white falcon :)
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